Cruising Tips This month: Hurricane precautions, anchor handling

Hurricane Prep

Planning shoreside precautions Hurricane-force winds (over 64 knots, or 74 mph) and the resulting storm surge are serious business. If your boat is in an area that might see hurricane conditions, you need to know what action to take.

If possible, get the boat out of the water and remove


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Hurricane Katrina Junior Sailors' Exchange

by Sail Staff, Posted October 27, 2005
Now online: an Exchange where young sailors who have lost gear and opportunities in the recent hurricanes can post requests for boats, gear or summer camp place donations.

Clubs and individuals can offer their help.

The web site organizers note that KSE is a relief site where gear and sailing opportunities should be donated. It is not a place to sell gear or look for a coach


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LEFT HOOK, LEFT JAB

by Sail Staff, Posted October 27, 2005
October 27, 2005

While South Florida was scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Wilma, and then to recover from the hit, the hard working sailors of the Gulf Coast were getting themselves back on the water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In some cases, they've been sailing for weeks, and in all cases, they are sailing in spite of huge challenges.

Mobile Yacht Club Commodore James Green


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Classified Advertising

by Sail Staff, Posted October 12, 2005

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KIDS ON KEELS

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2005
It's a regatta that has been around for decades, but since the Storm Trysail Club took it over, the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta has grown from a fleet of 9 boats in 2001 to 35 boats in 2005 while cranking up enthusiasm from both the sailors and the skippers who loan out their boats. Thanks to the Larchmont Yacht Club and sponsors led by Prestige Toyota and UK-Halsey Sailmakers, there was
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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